O EMMANUEL, God with us, Our King and Lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Saviour: COME to save us, O Lord our God. Amen. "O Emmanuel..."
Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel".
Isaiah 33:22: "Indeed the Lord will be there with us, majestic. Yes, the Lord our judge, the Lord our lawgiver, the Lord our king, he it is who will save us".
The Almighty God and creator became one of us. He loves us so much he took our humanity into his Godhood. It’s mind-blowing really how much we take that for granted. Christ came into our world as a baby. He will come back at the end of time but we also need to let Jesus come into our hearts. Sometimes if we are angry or ashamed or hurting we don’t let him. That’s the danger of this season. We can focus so much on the material side, the events the cards, the invitation but we don’t concentrate on letting Christ come into our inner lives. This is an invitation to let Christ come and to look at areas of our life that stop us letting God in. In our inability to forgive ourselves for a previous incident or when we feel shame; we have to let God in, remembering that nothing can make God love us more than he does already.